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  • Short Summary

    New steam locomotive has a successful first outing, King's Cross Station, London.

  • Description

    King's Cross, London.

    Full titles read: "LNER'lys's 'HUSH HUSH' ENGINE - Mammoth locomotive, embodying many novel features for speed and comfort for drivers, makes highly successful first trip."

    L/S of steam blowing from the very large locomotive waiting at King's Cross Station. L/S of the steam train slowly moving away. Good M/S of the train. Various shots of the train on a turn table. Railway workers push the turn table round.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    812.26
    Media URN:
    18754
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    09/01/1930
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:39:00 / 01:39:13:00
    Canister:
    G 1675

Comments (5)

  1. jamied says

    The locomotive seen here is the LNER W1, number 10000. It was known as the "Hush-hush" due to its secrecy, being an experimental steam engine with a high-pressure water-tube boiler.

  2. geoff-7136 says

    My eyes may be misbehavin', but it appears to be numbered 10000 on the cab but 1000 on the front. I know nothing about these locomotives, but I do remember watching the LNER trains in Yorkshire when I was a lad. If these numbers are legit perhaps somebody could explain why. Cheers. Geoff.

  3. MR MICHAEL PETTITT says

    THIS LOCO WAS RENUMBERED 60700 .I WAS ON THE TRAIN WHEN IT DERAILED AT WESTWOOD JUNCTION PETERBOROUGH ON SEPTEMBER 1ST 1955 .IT WAS THEN SCRAPPED . I WONDER IF ANY BODY HAS A PHOTO OF THE LOCOMOTIVE AND ALSO A PHOTO OF THE DERAILMENT . THANKING YOU MICHAEL .

  4. unnamed streak says

    reply to geoff-7136. I can tell you that in the video one of the buffers hides the last 0. I have seen front end photos and can tell you that the last 0 was actually there. ooug

    This locomotive in its rebuilt form eluded me when a locomotive spotter in the 50s and 60s even though so many others had seen it in the York area. So now it is a source of fascination and if I could afford a model I would buy one as compensation!!

  5. unnamed streak says

    Ignore the \"ooug\", a typing error.

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